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Professional Learning

Simply the Best: Increasing Achievement, Engagement, Belonging, and Joy

Dr. West-Burns will discuss raising achievement for all learners, belonging, engagement; and the importance of joy in classrooms and schools.

June 29, 2023 | 11:30 am to 12:30 pm EDT


Cost:  Free
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About this event:

Single Session

Our single professional learning sessions are designed to easily fit into your day. Typically one hour or less, these sessions explore timely and relevant topics including teaching strategies, current events, and more.


This professional learning event is self-paced and will be delivered virtually. When you register, you will receive instructions for how access and participate in the event.

This event qualifies for Certificate of Completion.

At the conclusion of viewing the webinar, participants can download a Certificate of Completion for one hour of attendance. Certificates may be submitted for a school’s or district’s approval towards professional development credits. Requirements for professional development credits vary by state. It is the participant’s responsibility to ensure that they are meeting the requirements of their school, organization, and/or state.

Racism Resistance
Equity Education

In this one-hour presentation, Dr. West-Burns will touch upon creating "simply the best" for all of our students, considering things like: raising achievement for all learners; belonging; engagement; and the importance of joy in classrooms and schools, for both students and educators. This session will also address how we must consider identity and power in the classroom. Together we’ll tackle these challenging questions: Who belongs where? Who decides? What narratives are guiding our understanding? How are we treating each other and ourselves? What are we striving for in our work day-to-day? 

Captioning will be provided during this webinar, which takes place from 7–8 PM ET/6–7 PM CT/ 5–6 PM MT/4–5 PM PT. If this time doesn’t work for your schedule, be sure to register and we’ll notify you once the recording is available On-Demand.

You will be eligible to receive one-hour of professional development credit for participation if you actively watch the webinar. At the conclusion of the webinar, you will be able to download a certificate of completion from the webinar console. Check with your school or district in advance of the webinar to ensure that the professional development credit is accepted.

Speaker Bio

Dr. Nicole West-Burns

Associate Professor of History, The Ohio State University

Headshot of Dr. Nicole West-Burns.

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